INFOMAKER NEWSPILOT Newspilot System Platform Newspilot® is built on the best server architecture available, Java 2 Enterprise Edition. J2EE defines the standard for developing multitier enterprise applications. The J2EE platform simplifies enterprise applications by basing them on standardized, modular components, by providing a complete set of services, and by handling many details of application behavior automatically. JBoss Passive Server JBoss Application server Client Services READ MORE ABOUT SYSTEM PLATFORM Database master Database slave The result is a very stable and reliable system that requires a minimum of maintenance and which can meet the demands of the future. OPEN SYSTEMS The Newspilot system take advantage of some of the best open source projektcts available, like Solr that is used for indexing large amounts of material. Newspilot allows you to integrate the products and solutions of other vendors. There are web services-, Javaand Rest API:s available in Newspilot, as well as built-in export/import functions in order to integrate, import or export diﬀerent kind of objects. MODERN, MULTILAYERED ARCHITECTURE J2EE is a hyper- modern, stable and secure platform that allows for the construction of server solutions and applications that will function with many diﬀerent operating system like Windows, Linux and OS X. J2EE is scalable from a few to a great number of users. DATABASE SERVER Newspilot is database independent and allows you to use database servers from a number of diﬀerent developers. However, we recommend Oracle or MySQL since we have good experience of these database servers. THE CLIENT APPLICATIONS The client applications are written in Java and are available for Mac OS X and Windows. The client update process is automatic and built-in. Newspilot integrates with Adobe InDesign through Plugins. SERVICE FLOW OPEN STANDARDS One of the reasons behind developing Newspilot was the frustration we felt with the many standards independent manufacturers kept inventing. Unlike them, we opted to build Newspilot on already existing standards such as TCP/IP, Java, J2EE, SQL, PostScript, HTML, XML, PDF, Unicode, XSL-FO and AppleScript. THE J2EE ARCHITECTURE Why reinvent basic technologies when you can make use of the best server architecture on the market? The J2EE standard, defined by Sun, is thoroughly tested, scalable and reliable. It incorporates a number of key technologies that we employ in Newspilot, technologies that many claim they want to use in the future. We do it today. The J2EE platform is compatible with virtually all operating systems, such as Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and Solaris. System Requirements CLIENT MAC / WINDOWS MINIMUM MAC: Intel 1.5 Ghz and at least 2 GB RAM. The application will use about 80 MB hard drive space. Mac OS X 10.6 or later. Java 1.6 or later. RECOMMENDED MAC: Intel Core duo, 1.6 Ghz or faster, 4 GB RAM. For image and page editing we recommend more RAM and faster processors. MINIMUM WIN: 1.5 Ghz with at least 2 GB RAM. The application will use about 80 MB hard drive space. Windows XP or Windows 7. Java 1.6 or later. RECOMMENDED WIN: Intel Core duo or the equivalent, 1.6 Ghz or faster, 4 GB RAM. For image and page editing we recommend more RAM and faster processors. DATABASE SERVER We recommend Oracle MySQL database server. It can be run on many platforms like Windows, Linux, OS X and Solaris. The hardware requirements depend on the number of users and configuration. APPLICATION SERVER The Newspilot server is deployed using JBoss application server that can be run on Windows, Linux, OS X and Solaris. In most cases, the application server can be installed on the same hardware as the database server. We are happy to discuss diﬀerent solutions with you. STAND-BY SERVER We recommend that you set up a stand-by server which is continually updated by the primary server. In case of a computer break down, all operations are transferred to the stand-by server. The stand-by server should be similar to the main server. Newspilot comes with a number of diﬀerent backup and security solutions. We are happy to discuss these solutions with you. NEWSPILOT SERVICES Normally, several of the service functions below can be run on the same machine. Most often, two machines are needed for all the services below (please note the separate comment regarding the backup service and PageRobot). We recommend a fast machine with one CPU core á 2 Ghz and 1 GB RAM / Newspilot service. We recommend Mac OS X > 10.6 or Windows (Windows 2003). THE MEDIA DISTILLER SERVICE Media Distiller adds image and metadata support to Newspilot as well as image processing capabilities. Requires GhostScript. For large installations, several servers may be required. THE IMPORT SERVICE Import of news wires, articles, images, pages, mail, RSS, Word and more. THE MEDIAEXPORT SERVICE Export of material from Newspilot in a native or processed format. THE CMS INTEGRATOR SERVICE Integration of web systems and digital publication. THE PAGESYNC SERVICE Integration of ad systems. THE BACKUP SERVICE Emergency backup. Mac with OS X or PC with Windows (not 2003 server), recommended: Intel core duo, 2 Ghz, >4 GB RAM. Storage space for the files is also needed. We recommend that the backup service is installed on a separate machine that also serves as an emergency file server. THE IFRA TRACK SERVICE Integration with Ifra Track systems. THE SERVICE FILE MANAGER Takes care of deletion of files such as pages, production images etc. ARCHIVE Newspilot can communicate or be integrated with most archival systems on the market, in particular Open Content / XLibris® from Infomaker. The type of hardware needed depends on the archival solution you want. We are happy to discuss diﬀerent solutions with you. THE PAGE ROBOT SERVICE Page Robot handles page automation tasks like Article Preview, Page Editing, Output, Writeback and Editions. Page Robot requires Adobe InDesign Server. The FileFlow service operates your file workflow. We recommend a fast machine with one CPU core á 2 Ghz and 1.5 GB RAM / InDesign Server session + 2 free CPU cores and 2 GB RAM for PageRobot and FileFlow itself. For large installations, several servers may be needed. XML – A DYNAMIC DATABASE The primary function of XML is to structure information. Instead of having everyone managing information their own way, XML provides a standardized method. If you use XML and Unicode you will not have any trouble with characters such as åäö even when they are transferred between Mac and PC. In Newspilot we also use XML to store information in a more dynamic way than was previously possible. Even if Newspilot can be adapted and developed with each installation, it will still be essentially the same Newspilot application that you use. Many other systems that are tailored for a customer remain precisely that; tailored systems that are expensive and difficult to update. CO-OPERATION We work closely with companies such as Adobe, Apple, Oracle, Lingsoft, Fotoware, Atex, the Drupal community, Wizrt and Polopoly. INFOMAKER NEWSPILOT Newspilot Service Newspilot® provides you with a standardized way of share common resources like backup and integrating 3:rd party solutions like Fotoware or InDesign Server. This integration gives you access to the function directly in Newspilot® without the need for additional client software. Newspilot server Service administrator Log Spell and grammar check READ MORE ABOUT SERVICE Client Media Distiller Automatic image processing Automatic image processing Page Preview A service client handles all communication between the actual service and Newspilot. In this way, the service software itself does not need to be able to communicate with the rest of the system.The service can receive and dispatch assignments through watched folders, web services, messages, http or in other ways. AUTOMATIC SHARING OF WORK LOAD AND BACKUP If you need more capacity, just add one more of the service. Newspilot handles load balancing and monitoring of the services. It is easy to build a pool of service resources, for instance a cluster of InDesign servers. SERVICE FLOW LOGGING AND STATISTICS All assignments are logged by Newspilot. You can get statistics concerning how many assignments have been processed, how long at time they have taken, errors and bottle necks. For instance, you will be able to see that the PageRobot service averages 4 seconds except at 4 p.m. when there is a lot of traﬃc. This may suggest that you need to install yet another InDesign server to help with Page automation. • The assignment is sent to the Newspilot server, which logs it and sends it on to the service manager. EVERYTHING CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE CLIENT All services can be accessed through the Newspilot client. In other words, you will not need additional client software. Fewer components to install and maintain saves time and makes life easier for both users and maintenance personnel. CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION All services can be monitored from the Newspilot client. You can also configure some of the service settings centrally. • A user requests automatic image processing of an image through the Newspilot client. • The service manager sends a message to all services which may be able to deal with this assignment. It then ensures that the image is retrieved from the server and made available for processing by whichever service can deal with it at the time. • The assignment is performed and the service sends the result back to the service manager or directly to the client. • This is a long chain of events but due to a very fast communication system everything happens instantly. • The services can be physically present at the newspaper or located anywhere in the world. INFOMAKER NEWSPILOT Newspilot Architecture Newspilot® is made for cross media publishing. Focus is on print and digital content. Newspilot® is a system that is truly open towards other systems via standard and open API:s. Text, images wires, pages archive, other … Job Information Planning Text Images Sounds Video Background material Files Layout Writer Newspilot client Layout Newspilot Mediabase Video Sound READ MORE ABOUT ARCHITECTURE Media distiller Application server Import Text Images Print (QXP, InD) Print (XSL-FO) Web Mobile internet Mobile messaging Other … Service administrator iPlay Spell and grammar check Media Distiller Page Preview Automatic image processing Newspilot® is constructed to function in an open, modular and multi layered way. Newspilot includes a unique service manager that makes sure that central services from different developers are integrated without difficulty, regardless of computer platform or where in the world the service is located. STORE EVERYTHING IN THE DATABASE A central component of Newspilot is a media database that stores all text, images, other types of documents including Meta data. STRUCTURE – DIFFERENT MEDIA Since Newspilot always structures articles and other information you are able to use the same text for diﬀerent media, without having to manually convert the text. Newspilot’s Export Module ensures that the information is properly formatted when it is used, regardless of whether the destination is InDesign, web, iPad or a smartphone. THE NEWSPILOT SERVER The logic of the system is located in the application server. Frequently used material is stored in an eﬀective cache for super-fast retrieval. The server is also equipped with diﬀerent interfaces that could be used to exchange information with Newspilot. The multi-layer model makes Newspilot eminently scalable. Newspilot can handle everything from a few to a large number of users. The Newspilot Server is deployed using the JBoss application server. IMPORT MODULE The system also includes an advanced import module which manages wires, E-mail, material submitted over the web, watched folders, RSS flows, PDF-files, images, XML files, Text files, InDesign files, Word documents, Excel document and more. GET UPDATED Newspilot automatically updates you with the latest information. As soon as something happens that a user is interested in he or she will be updated by Newspilot. This system is unique to Newspilot and it automatically gives you access to current information, round the clock, instantly.
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